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Militants flushed out, all roads reopened in Jawzjan: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Despite fierce fighting in other parts of the country, official in northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday said that security situation in eight districts of the province is under control and all highways are open for the public.

Speaking to residents on his administration’s six-month performance, provincial governor Maulavi Lutfullah Aziz said that significant changes brought about the law and order situation in the province.

In fight against insurgency he said that several districts of the province such as Kham Aab, Qarqin, Faizabad, Muradyan, Mangajak, Aqcha, Khan Aqa and Khwaja Durqu are cleared from the presence of insurgents.

Moreover, he said that 245 insurgents were killed, 186 received injuries and 117 other detained during anti-government elements operation in the province.

He putted rest to the rumors about the blockade of the highway, saying that all roads in Jawzjan are open for traffic. “The blockade was part of enemy’s propaganda.”

“The Taliban claim capturing some areas from security forces after the military operation came to an end, but their assertion is wrong. Security forces are engaged in fighting against the militants in some areas,” Pajhwok Afghan News quoted the governor, as saying.

However, he said that there are insurgents who are still active in Zar Aab and Qush Tepa districts, but the security forces are committed to clear areas from their (militants) presence.

He assured that more efforts would be taking to establish rule of law in the province. He also assured of a strong efforts to banish terrorist.

Moreover, as part of development projects, he said that more than 100 development projects worth millions of Afghanis were underway in the province.

“Road construction, dams, schools, clinics, mosques and a sport complex, is including in the developed projects,” he said.

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